Use of a 90-minute protocol to evaluate patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain: A case study

Azalea Marie Bunch, Cathrin Carithers, A. Renee Leasure

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Abstract

Frustration with emergency department wait times may contribute to patient delays in seeking care for subsequent episodes of chest pain and lower patient satisfaction ratings. In response to patient feedback and the dissemination of new knowledge, the existing emergency chest pain protocol was updated to include point-of-care laboratory testing and evaluation at baseline and 90 minutes. A case study was utilized to illustrate implementation of this protocol in the management of a patient presenting to the emergency department with chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Chest pain
  • emergency department
  • nonYST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care

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